Sunday, August 31, 2014

Feels like Springtime!

One day until spring is here & the weather is warm with a slight breeze. Great to open up the house & studio & freshen everything up again.

My daughter & I worked hard yesterday getting lots of new goodies finally unpacked from my shipping container. Pricing & putting them all on the website for you to see. I will introduce only some at a time as there are so many!

It is only 31 days until the AMQ Festival commences in Adelaide & we are busy preparing it all for you to enjoy. I am thrilled that we are hosting so many amazing teachers this year.

Jamie Wallen

Jamie Wallen from the USA is but one of them. You can still register for Jamie classes that he is presenting here. New products from Jamie include:

Jamie’s Mystical Series of Rulers have been designed to help quilters mark and sew more comfortably, easier and safer than regular flat rulers. The 45 degree handles promote a more comfortable grip for those with arthritis and keeps your hands away from the hopping foot for safer use. These rulers also stay where you hold them with less slipping than flat rulers.

Mystical Ditcher

Mystical Ditcher $30-

The perfect Ditch Ruler for all of your projects.

Mystical mini

The Mystical Mini $25-

The little brother to the Mystical Ditcher. Half the size, to get in those tight spaces, with the same great easy grip handle. In the front corner is a hopping foot guide for precision work around appliqué or motifs.

Mystical 45

The Mystical 45

Small 14 inches, will do up to 9 inch blocks. $40.00

Medium 18 inches, will do up to 12 inch blocks. $50.00

Mysticure small

MystiCurve Small  $32-

for doing Curved Cross Hatching on Blocks, Circles and more.

Mysticurve medium

MystiCurve medium $38-

for doing Curved Cross Hatching on Blocks, Circles and more.

We also have more stock of his amazing DVD’s!

You can view them all here.

Judi Madsen

As soon as I received Quilting Wide Open Spaces by Judi Madsen, it was sold out! More have finally arrived in stock. These will go again fast I’m sure, as so many are coming to learn from Judi’s classes at Festival as well. There is still time to book her classes, but be quick as 2 are about to be closed!!

Quilting Wide Open Spaces

Price discounted $40.00 $36-00Quilting Wide Open SpacesAt last! Down-to-earth advice about enhancing large open areas with modern machine quilting. The ‘modern’ look in quilting is quilting! Lots of it, in large, unpieced areas of the quilt. Caught somewhere between making a wholecloth quilt and something that is all pieced, many quilters seek inspiration for the quilting to do in those wide open spaces. This book provides both the technical advice and the creative ideas offering seven striking quilts as practice projects. The projects and quilting designs in this book can easily be used with any quilting method. The simple-to-sew projects can even be hand pieced, if desired. Includes CD of full-size quilting designs.

Another book that I’m particularly fond of is this one! Having this book AND taking Lisa Warne’s class – Binding: Innovative New Methods, would make sure that your quilts are finished perfectly every time!

Happy Endings – Finishing the Edges of Your Quilts

Price: $30.00

happy endings

by Mimi Dietrich

A must for every quilter’s library, this is the classic book on finishing–back by popular demand! First published in 1987, this popular resource has sold more than 275,000 copies and is still the one quilters want. Well-known author and quiltmaking expert Mimi Dietrich shows you all you need to know about finishing quilts with style.

  • Discover dozens of creative ways to finish your quilts, from easy to advanced
  • Find terrific ideas for quilt backings, battings, bindings, and hanging sleeves
  • Get creative with a great section on quilt borders
  • Learn from Mimi Dietrich’s “Happy Ending Hints,” sprinkled throughout the book

If you are participating in Pam Holland’s 3 day Masterclass on Thread Painting then you might be looking for Fabric sheets to print your picture on….
I now have both A4 & A3 fabric sheets in stock.

Inkjet Printable Fabric (A3)Price: $43.80

a3 inkjet fabric

Print your photos straight onto the fabric. 100% cotton. 5 sheets per pack. A3 size. No setting agent required.

We will also have a Classiq Intelliquilter on the A1 Horizon quilting machine for you to see & play on, plus the new A1 Platinum machine.

00743 A1QM Platinum Broch No Bleed.02

A1’s proud to announce

the BIGGEST news
in the Quilting Scene…

Standard features on the Professional Favourite Platinum:
  • Throat size: 9” by 23” Quilting space 16” – 17”.
  • LED touch screen Standard with a 7” monitor.
  • Most Accurate stitch regulator on the market today.
  • Four stitch modes: Elite mode, Cruise mode, Baste mode and Manual mode. Accurate stitches from 2 stitches per inch to 22.
  • Ergo grip patented fully ergonomically adjustable handlebars with the only truly multi-positional handles.
  • Ergo lift hydraulic height adjustable table.
  • M bobbin (double capacity) / Stand-alone Bobbin Winder.
  • Laser light.
  • Extended Base /A1 Ruler.
  • Batting Access Lockable Lifting Lever.
  • Stability/comfort upper roller.
  • Tracknology Wheel and Track System-superior smooth wheels with aluminium one piece track for rails and carriage.
  • LED Lights, both extra bright and dimmers plus Black lights built in.
  • Saddle Stool.
  • Professional Set-up.

A deposit paid at the show will obtain a show special price on the A1 Platinum machine!

Simple Quilting Tips:

  • Allow the quilting pattern to reflect the design of the pieced blocks, such as stitches following a flower design for a fabric containing flowers or a feather pattern for a fabric including birds.
  • White fabric or paper behind the eye of a needle makes it easier to see when threading it.
  • Select good-quality material for a quilt backing to help the quilt wear well.

Will be back soon to feature more new products!

Until next time….


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